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Boca Raton group targets new Florida textbook adoption law



Citizens for National Security, a Boca Raton-based group of volunteers who want to warn the country about dangers of extremist ideologies, plans to file a lawsuit against Gov. Rick Scott and the Department of Education on Thursday over changes to the state's textbook adoption law.

It is at least the eighth lawsuit naming Scott as a defendant since he took office this year. He signed a conforming education budget bill, SB 2120, into law on May 26. Citizens for National Security wants the new law repealed and blames Scott for not vetoing the textbook provision.

The group says the new textbook adoption process does not provide for enough time, readers or transparency relating to decisions on appropriate subject materials in schools.

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[Last modified: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 3:51pm]


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